Legal Developments Explored In-Depth

Assembly elections have been announced in five states of India for the month of February: Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand. While the elections are expected to be conducted without any difficulties, one must always prepare for contingencies. Given that India follows a multi-party system, a fractured verdict in elections would not exactly be [...]

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Pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to 13 months in prison by a Hong Kong Court for his role in banned Tiananmen Square vigils last year. He is already serving a prison sentence of 20 months for his participation in unauthorized assemblies during the anti-extradition movement of 2019 and this sentence will not extend [...]

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The Digital Market Act (DMA) is a legislative proposal initiated in the European Union (EU) that aims to create a level playing field among various small and large entities in the EU digital economy. It was introduced on December 15, 2020 by the European Commission to ensure fair and contestable Digital Markets. The proposal cleared [...]

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In the digital world, you can be whomever you want, whenever you want. You can even be whatever you want, as there is no general rule mandating the adoption of human form online. And while you can have multiple identities, you can also have none at all — such as through anonymous blockchain transactions. Digital [...]

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Knowing what you know now about the Holocaust, if you were given a chance to go back in time and attend the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, would you? Would you willingly support the propagandistic rebranding efforts of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime? Or would you do everything in your power not only to [...]

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In the aftermath of mass protests that swept major cities across Kazakhstan last month, resulting in hundreds of casualties and ultimately the deployment of Russian and allied troops to restore order, a law professor from Nazarbayev University explains what happened, and what we can expect for the Central Asian nation going forward. How did the [...]

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Left: Life in Kabul under the Taliban, 2021 © WikiMedia (Tasnim News Agency); Right: Saeeq Shajaan, Shajjan & Associates

“Lawyers have the courage to speak up. Lawyers are educated. Lawyers are the people that can object to whatever dark policies would like to implement. is going to start very soon. It’s going to be really, really terrible, even compared to what we have seen so far,” warns Saeeq Shajjan, a corporate attorney from Kabul. [...]

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January 24 marks the International Day of the Endangered Lawyer—an occasion to reflect on lawyers worldwide who have been subjected to harassment, silencing, pressure, threats, persecution, torture, murder and disappearance. In theory, the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers aim to safeguard members of the profession, but in practice, far too many attorneys [...]

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Months have passed since the Taliban reclaimed control of Afghanistan amid the chaotic final chapter of the United States’ 20-year war in the country. Yet many thousands of the Afghan citizens who provided critical assistance to Washington and other foreign governments and international organizations over the past two decades now find themselves targeted for this [...]

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On November 4, 2021, US Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced the introduction of S.3175 – 117th Congress (2021-2022): Advancing American Artificial Intelligence Innovation Act of 2021 to Congress. Although the stated goal of S. 3175 is to ensure private companies have access to accurate data so they can better meet Department of Defense [...]

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